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26th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Carver:
Cessler, J. M.  Search this
Medium:
Granite; Relief plaque: bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated early 1890s
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On front:) 26TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY (On backpack:) JULY 2ND WENT INTO ACTION/HERE WITH 365 OFFICERS AND/MEN. KILLED 30, WOUNDED 176,/MISSING 7, TOTAL 213 (On front, below backpack:) 1ST BRIG. 2ND DIV. 3RD CORPS. (On right side:) RECRUITED IN PHILADELPHIA/MUSTERED IN MAY 27TH 1861./MUSTERED OUT JUNE 18TH 1864./RIGHT OF 3RD CORPS ON THIS LINE (On left side: list of engagements) unsigned
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Summary:
A square granite monument carved on the front with a relief depicting a soldier's backpack and bedroll. Below the relief is a bronze plaque depicting the state seal, and above the relief is the diamond symbol of the Third Corps.
Topic:
History--United States--Pennsylvania  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Knapsack  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA002017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344317